Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao)
Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao) (1995)

Country boy Shuisheng (Wang Xiaoxiao) is brought to 1930s Shanghai by his uncle who wants the boy to become a member of the powerful gang ruled by manipulative Tang (Li Baotian). In fact, Shuisheng will serve Tang's capricious mistress… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 12, 2000
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A powerful portrait of mob power from the gifted and versatile director Yimou.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Stunning cinematography, uniformly good acting.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

the characters are reasonably interesting and the plot has sufficient drama to entertain

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows how an innocent and ignorant young boy is initiated into the violent ways of a group of gangsters.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Soando como um mero veículo para a beleza de Gong Li, este aspirante a Ajuste Final conta com uma bela fotografia (com exceção da noite americana pavorosa), mas nada mais, revelando-se o pior filme da carreira de Yimou.


Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Another great effort by Zhang Yimou. The greatest Asian mob movie that I have seen thus far. Very entertaining.
Dimitris Springer
A gangster flick in the eastern tradition,Yimou is not ashamed to produce vivid landscapes and some morbid ones in the first part.It's a mid-90's… More